Who’s the Next Great Life?

The 10th season of the Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series began in January and continues through April. The lineup of lectures by authors on biographies they’ve recently published features a fascinating array of historical and cultural icons.

March 19 Winston Churchill, by Jeremy Black: A History of the British Isles

March 26 The Pacific Admirals of World War II, by Walter R. Borneman: The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King – The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea

April 2 Queen Elizabeth II, by Sally Bedell Smith: Elizabeth the Queen

April 9 Bill Wilson, the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, by Susan Cheever: My Name Is Bill: Bill Wilson – His Life and the Creation of Alcoholics Anonymous

April 11 Ernest Hemingway, by Paul Hendrickson: Hemingway’s Boat

April 16 Rasputin, by Joseph Fuhrmann: Rasputin: The Untold Story

April 18 Abraham Lincoln, by Michael Burlingame: Abraham Lincoln: A Life

April 23 Michelangelo, by William Wallace: Michelangelo: The Artist, the Man, and His Times

April 25 Madness and Greatness, by Nassir Ghaemi: A First-Rate Madness

Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium and are free to the public. Find more information and a lecture video archive at umw.edu/greatlives.